Women's Preview: Helston vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 16 Oct Helston Athletic vs Saints
Photo by Isabelle Field

Southampton FC Women start their Vitality FA Cup adventure this season with a trip to Cornwall, as they take on Helston Athletic FC on Sunday afternoon.


Helston Athletic FC vs Saints
Vitality Women's FA Cup (Second Round Qualifying)
Kellaway Park
Sunday 18th October, 1pm GMT
Limited tickets available, see below for details

Marieanne Spacey-Cale's side's first outing in this year's competition will see them make the trip to Cornwall this Sunday afternoon.

Saints will be looking to replicate their record-breaking run in the FA Cup last year, which saw them defeat higher opposition in Yeovil Town and Cardiff City before making their St Mary's debut against Coventry United.

With the side currently four wins from four in the league, they will go into the weekend’s cup fixture with plenty of confidence; the latest result being a 4-0 home win over Exeter City.

Their opponents, Helston AFC, currently sit third in the Western Cornwall Women's Football League but have only played one game; albeit a 16-0 away win over Illogan RBL Ladies on the opening day.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Rachel Panting goal celebration during the Women's FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton FC and Coventry United Ladies at St. Mary's Stadium on January 26, 2020 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Isabelle Field/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Rachel Panting celebrates scoring at St Mary's during last season's FA Cup.


There are a limited number of tickets still available for the fixture at the following prices:

Adults - £3
Concessions - £1.50

Click here to claim your ticket. Please note capacity is limited to 300.


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Spacey-Cale said this week she is relishing being back in Vitality FA Cup action, saying: “The FA Cup is a very special competition and every club starts their journey with a dream of winning the final at Wembley.

“We start our journey against Helston Athletic who caused an upset in the last round by beating a team two tiers above them.

“That score ensures that we approach the game in the same manner we approach every game, not underestimating the opponents, knowing we have to be at the top of our game.

“We have to have every squad member focused on helping each other get into the next round.”


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